Religious and spiritual poem about conversation with the elderly, the aspiring poet, Peter Menkin, does volunteer work at The Redwoods in Mill Valley, California and other retirement homes. Formed during visits in homes, as well, this poem read aloud by the aspiring poet, says in the beginning: "Speaking with old ones tells me to pray for my own youth. I recite a long Psalm,119,
beginning as a confession.In the notes introducing the work on Peter Menkin blog (http://www.petermenkin.blogspot.com) the writer says: "Today's poem reflects how important our years are to us, our lives, and that remembering youth and younger years helps with living a long life." To see even more of the "Parish Poets" work in text, visit the personal website http://www.petermenkin.com.
but lending my thoughts
and opening my heart to childhood.